The Rapa Nui National Park encompasses the island of Rapa Nui, or more popularly known as
, in Chile. One of the most remote places on earth, Rapa Nui supports a unique that flourished there since the Polynesians arrived in around AD 300. What makes Rapa Nui a truly outstanding destination are the enormous stone figures, called moai, that were erected throughout the island between the 10th and the 16th century. What they created stands to this day as a source of great fascination for visitors from throughout the world.
Rapa Nui National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 19th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Berlin, Germany, between 4 and 9 December, 1995. The Committee acknowledge the Universal Outstanding Value of Rapa Nui Nationaol Park for the artistic and architectural tradition
Photos of Rapa Nui National Park
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Unfinished moai in the quarry
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Easter Island scenery
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A row of moais in Easter Island
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Learn more about Rapa Nui National Park in our page about Easter Island.
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: S 27 9 W 109 27
Inscription Year: 1995
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, V
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Visiting Rapa Nui National Park
There are flights to Easter Island from Santiago, Chile by LAN Airlines. Once in Easter Island, you can rent a car or jeep to take you around.